Maryalicia Johnson is the Executive Director of External Relations who leads the UNC Charlotte's CCI/DSI Industry Solutions Partnerships for the Data Science Initiative. She is Responsible for the partnerships of 50 corporate IT leaders and scholarship donors.
Johnson has been involved in partnerships, public speaking, communications training and strategic business development from behind the camera and in front of it for more than fifteen years. As a nationally recognized speech coach and award-winning communicator, She has worked with high profile leaders such as high profile governors, mayors, Martin Luther King lll, Miss America, Frank Viola, Carrot Top, Super Bowl players and more. As a veteran crisis communications professional, she has taught over 360 certification hours as Adjunct Instructor with Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Services Institute and Central Florida Fire Academy for Public Information Officer (PIO) training and national spokesperson training.